Saturday, April 28, 2012
When I had an appointment with my podiatrist to have a plantar wart treated, she told me that I have hammer toes from wearing shoes that cramp my toes. For those of you who don't know, hammer toes are when your toes curled up from being in shoes without sufficient toe room. Anyway, she said to get shoes that are a half size larger. She also advised me to get some sandals, the ones with a strap around the toes, not the ones with a post between the toes.
I visited the shoe store and bought my first pair of sandals, the Teva Men's Toachi 2 Outdoor Performance Sandal. Wow! It is really different wearing sandals! I walked yesterday for 30 minutes in the new sandals, and it was like learning to walk all over again. My body mechanics are completely different wearing the sandals.
I used socks at first, but will experiment without the socks. The sandals were expensive, retailing for $95, but I wanted to get a good pair for when I walk for exercise. Already my feet are adjusting, so that my regular shoes feel cramped and uncomfortable! Here is a photo of my feet in the new sandals.